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Landing of Wool and Surrender of Norfolk KV-5 | Marker History

Landing of Wool and Surrender of Norfolk Marker, KV-5

Near here Major-General John E. Wool, on May 10, 1862, Landed with 6000 Union troops. President Lincoln, Salmon P. Chase, Secretary of the Treasury, and Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War, watched the movement from a ship in Hampton Roads. As the Confederate troops had withdrawn, Wool marched to Norfolk, which was surrendered to him by Mayor W.W. Lamb that afternoon.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1932
Region: Tidewater Region
Geographic Location: Norfolk
Physical Description of Location: 111 W Ocean View Ave, Norfolk, VA 23503. Marker is in Ocean View Beach Park.
GPS Location: 36.954201,-76.250614
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